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by DChung
August 12th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2320492

Re: ERDNASE

I downloaded and tried to get http://evllabs.com/jgaap/w/index.php/Main_Page running, but I think it's having trouble parsing the PDF files I have for Erdnase, Sanders, and Gallaway. I thought maybe someone else would like to take a shot at it though. I don't have the PDFs for Sanders or Gallaway, ...
by DChung
August 12th, 2015, 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2320492

Re: ERDNASE

I don't claim to be able to do anything beyond that. That is the general problem with your argument. Once you are able to do more I am happy to continue the discussion. I don't think you understand my argument at all then. So let me reiterate one last time. The evidence you've presented here is wea...
by DChung
August 11th, 2015, 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2320492

Re: ERDNASE

Derrick, it is very easy to shoot from the rafters and just throw out generalities like 'bad math' or 'lie with statistics'. You also said it is easy to write a similar analysis software, but you can't back up your claim. I have put up an expert opinion in favor of Edward Gallaway, which says: &quo...
by DChung
August 11th, 2015, 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2320492

Re: ERDNASE

Chris, My statement was based on the evidence provided here on this forum. You may have plenty of solid evidence from John Olsson but it has NOT been presented here. Also, I'm really just responding because you are using "bad math" to try and support your case. Avoid that, and I won't feel...
by DChung
August 11th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2320492

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan, each such comparison, which includes other aspects, too, not just longest substring matches, costs $900. If you are able to raise the funds I am happy to have as many books analyzed as you want. I hope those other metrics are pretty good, because otherwise you are seriously getting ripped...
by DChung
August 4th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2320492

Re: ERDNASE

I love following this Erdnase discussion, and in particular how heated people get about their own candidates. Always a lively discussion. However, as a mathematician, this is the first time I think I have something important to add to the debate. So here we go. Chris, Richard's calculations are NOT ...
by DChung
March 31st, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Fitch 2010 Magician of the Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 3194

Re: Bob Fitch 2010 Magician of the Year!

This is great news, and Bob is certainly a worthy recipient. He's done a lot for magic. He's a great magician, director and friend.

Congratulations Bob.
by DChung
June 23rd, 2009, 11:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: CAM 2009 Awards & Wrap-Up

What David hasn't mentioned is how we couldn't have run this convention without him. He was a huge part in making the weekend the success that it was. The planning was a 2-year process and David was always there to help. Needless to say, it was an honour for me to be able to present the Magician of ...
by DChung
November 4th, 2008, 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New York City Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 2867

Re: New York City Magic

You should definitely check out Eric's show. It's a Cabaret-type show of intimate magic. And this weekend is opening night. Full information is available at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ericdecamps.com">http://www.ericdecamps.com</a><!-- m --> It's on Sunday afternoons at 4pm at: t...
by DChung
June 5th, 2008, 1:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps at the World Science Festival 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Eric DeCamps at the World Science Festival 2008

I was at the event last weekend and it was great. Packed room, and very receptive audience. The talk itself was interesting, and there were many examples of how our minds help to fool us, and even included a demo of Andrus's Tri-zonal space warp. Now to the magic. I've never seen Eric work much for ...
by DChung
November 28th, 2005, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conjuring Arts Benefit in NYC TONIGHT!
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Conjuring Arts Benefit in NYC TONIGHT!

I am, Jim.

I'll see you there.

Best,
Derrick
by DChung
June 8th, 2005, 10:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slip cut force
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Slip cut force

The slip force J.C. Wagner uses IS Marlo's handling from Kabbala. I guess this brings us full circle.

Derrick
by DChung
June 3rd, 2005, 9:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted-Dai vernons spirit of magic
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Wanted-Dai vernons spirit of magic

It was produced by History television and looks to be available from them at their online boutique

http://www.viewerplus.com/ViewT.asp?Sta ... _Canadians
by DChung
May 27th, 2005, 9:46 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Muscle Pass
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Muscle Pass

Dave, listen to the Vietnamese woman. The Buckley book IS the original source. And it really isn't that hard to find. I don't know what your problem is. It's on my bookshelf, right where I left it.

Derrick
by DChung
February 6th, 2005, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic-Daniel, My New Best Friend
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Magic-Daniel, My New Best Friend

I've bought things from him on two separate occasions. The first time, it went rather smoothly. The second time, I waited a rather long time for shipment, and tried contacting him with no response. However, the package arrived at my doorstep not a week email. So perhaps he is not the best at keeping...
by DChung
February 5th, 2005, 10:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Desired.........
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Desired.........

You should check with Magic books by Post. I believe they still have volume 2 in stock.
by DChung
January 19th, 2005, 6:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Steven Youell (access to site)
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Steven Youell (access to site)

Alan,

Steven had to take a trip for a family emergency (I believe). He posted this somewhere on the forum. Knowing Steven, I'm sure he'll take care of it as soon as he can.
by DChung
January 15th, 2005, 9:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: the Malini Subltety
Replies: 37
Views: 6560

Re: the Malini Subltety

Originally posted by Dave Le Fevre: Originally posted by Brad Jeffers: [b]Chess would be another. Most chess openings seem to be named after countries - Sicily, France, England, Scotland, Poland, Holland, Denmark, to cite a few. Relatively few seem to be named after people. And I don't think that t...
by DChung
January 7th, 2005, 8:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: multiple cards to pocket
Replies: 21
Views: 5149

Re: multiple cards to pocket

Another vote for Chuck Smith. He really solved the last card problem beautifully. I was lucky enough to get a chance to see him perform this in Buffalo in October, and the routine (as well as the thinking behind it) was fantastic.

Derrick
by DChung
December 23rd, 2004, 9:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Tenkai Palm
Replies: 26
Views: 1915

Re: The Tenkai Palm

That's right. Rick Johnsson of Too Perfect Theory fame. The book was entitled Practical Impossibilities and includes among other things his IBGTH switch.

The entire book is on nothing else but his Tenkai palm, including handling tips, angles, and of course tons of applications.
by DChung
December 21st, 2004, 12:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: What are the odds?

That's not right, Rafael. One should not be thinking in terms of sequences and cuts. It's sort of hard to explain but I'll give it a try. From the mathworld site that James referenced: "Derangements are permutations without fixed points." In the context of playing cards, a derangement is a...
by DChung
December 20th, 2004, 11:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: What are the odds?

James is right on the money. In fact, I remember this problem was first posed to me (in a slightly different form) in my first college probability course. The exact question was: Suppose 7 people with 7 different hats are at a party. If they each randomly take a hat when they leave, what are the odd...
by DChung
December 17th, 2004, 9:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Instant One Hand Card Change
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Instant One Hand Card Change

I forgive you Chris. :)
by DChung
November 8th, 2004, 8:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Knuckle flash
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Knuckle flash

I also don't see what knuckle would flash on a strike. Do you mean a push-off bottom like the Erdnase one? What method are you using?
by DChung
November 6th, 2004, 3:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: SECOND DEAL
Replies: 30
Views: 2126

Re: SECOND DEAL

Jack Carpenter's Experts Portfolio is a great book, but the applications for the second deals here are all (or at least mostly) within the context of gambling routines. For a book with more magical applications, consider Bill Simon's Effective Card Magic, reprinted by Dover as Card Magic for Amateur...
by DChung
October 5th, 2004, 8:49 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra Summer Extra
Replies: 42
Views: 5702

Re: Penumbra Summer Extra

Originally posted by dben:
[QB] Okay, okay. I can't take it anymore. Here is the real story on the Penumbra Summer Extra.

Bill Goodwin and Gordon Bean had nothing to do with the Penumbra Summer Extra.
You dirty rascal.

I'm with Jamie.
by DChung
October 2nd, 2004, 2:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scarne's aces
Replies: 20
Views: 11702

Re: Scarne's aces

"Riffle shuffle methods" is the book you're talking about. Great little ms.
by DChung
September 28th, 2004, 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra Summer Extra
Replies: 42
Views: 5702

Re: Penumbra Summer Extra

Originally posted by dben:
A pity if they failed to print the requisite number of copies so that all of their subscribers - myself included - could receive an issue.
Those dirty rascals.
by DChung
August 31st, 2004, 11:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memdeck + Marked
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Memdeck + Marked

It was called "Marked Memory."
by DChung
August 14th, 2004, 3:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Where Is It?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Where Is It?

Also look in Lorayne's Close-up Card Magic as his routine emphasizes the need for the coins, which older versions don't bother with.

Derrick
by DChung
July 12th, 2004, 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Vanishing Leprechaun
Replies: 16
Views: 11457

Re: The Vanishing Leprechaun

To add to Max's list of references, also take a look at Martin Gardner's Aha, Gotcha or Wheels, Life and Other Mathematical Amusements for a discussion of Pat Lyon's version, which includes a reproduction of her puzzle.

Derrick
by DChung
July 10th, 2004, 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Vanishing Leprechaun
Replies: 16
Views: 11457

Re: The Vanishing Leprechaun

Sam Loyd's (the spelling may be why you didn't find anything, Jeff) puzzle was entitled "Get off the Earth" and is from 1896. This was definitely one of the most popular versions of the puzzle. Max already gave some good references on these types of puzzles, and I am partial to the Martin ...
by DChung
June 11th, 2004, 11:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Paul Wilson Ace Cutting hit the road DVD
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Paul Wilson Ace Cutting hit the road DVD

Vernon Chronicles volume 3
by DChung
February 26th, 2004, 8:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle stacking
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Riffle stacking

John, the average schmo is very unlikely to be shuffling the deck 7 times. And he is even less likely to know (or care) that it takes that many shuffles for a deck to be "random". I'm a relative newbie to riffle stacking myself, but if you're taking that much time to stack two cards, good ...
by DChung
December 1st, 2003, 7:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Great (mathematical card magic) Site
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Great (mathematical card magic) Site

Thanks for the link, Doug. You're not the only one geeky enough to enjoy this. I happen to be a member of the AMS (so I'm the geeky one).
by DChung
November 23rd, 2003, 6:40 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Platform Cards Across
Replies: 63
Views: 5629

Re: Platform Cards Across

Wow, even Richard doesn't know. I guess publishing something really is the best way to keep it secret.
by DChung
November 22nd, 2003, 9:18 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Platform Cards Across
Replies: 63
Views: 5629

Re: Platform Cards Across

Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
Derrick Chung:

Was this book written before 1954?
Would Mark make a big deal about it if it wasn't?
by DChung
November 21st, 2003, 10:09 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Platform Cards Across
Replies: 63
Views: 5629

Re: Platform Cards Across

Devant's cards across can also be found in a book that all cardmen should already own.
by DChung
October 22nd, 2003, 8:52 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table
Replies: 56
Views: 38337

Re: Book of the Month: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table

Originally posted by pchosse: [QB]Hi y'all, If, in fact, the dealer does the holding out, cutting, and replacement, isn't there an objection, by the rest of the company, to the lack of a cut by someone other than the dealer? Hi Paul, Indeed. Although, Erdnase does give the 2 suggestions in the begi...

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